San Mateo County Veterans Needs Assessment

The San Mateo County Veterans Needs Assessment began during the summer of 2014 and was spearheaded by the County of San Mateo’s County Manager’s Office and the Human Services Agency to help identify and address the needs of approximately 32,000 veterans residing in San Mateo County.  This report is intended to assist San Mateo County in understanding the needs of veterans in the community and help determine what programs, supports, and service delivery systems are needed to improve the lives of local veterans.

San Mateo County partnered with Applied Survey Research (ASR) to conduct this needs assessment which ASR accomplished by collecting secondary data from more than 25 different sources, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, and primary qualitative data.